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(The Consumerist)   Dear Consumerist: Because I didn't know how to block Google ads and didn't do an ounce of research before making my purchase, I overpaid $390 for tickets to see Elf. What should I do?   (consumerist.com) divider line 26
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2012-12-10 02:21:12 PM  
11 votes:
My wife's favorite movie is Elf, after hearing they had a musical and it was being shown in my area I decided to look into getting tickets.

My wife's favorite movie is Elf

My wife's favorite movie is Elf

My wife's favorite movie is Elf
2012-12-10 03:30:50 PM  
5 votes:
FTFA: Yes, fine print declares those top results to be ads, and they're on a pale yellow background instead of a white one.

When Consumerist mocks your ineptitude, just unplug your computer and move to a compound in Montana.
2012-12-10 05:36:16 PM  
2 votes:
WTF is "Elf"?

I should write to the Consumerist. There's an online game I play. I just sold an $85 million weapon to someone for $500 because I farked up. I meant to put it on the market for 500 fuel not $500. Fuel sells for about $10 million - would have been quite a deal if someone had paid that much, but I sold it for $500!

Argh! OH well - it should be fun to see what the guy does with it. He's level 6. I'm level 800-something. My mistake - fair deal. I sold it for $500. he'd just better spill some blood with it.
2012-12-10 04:33:42 PM  
2 votes:
That would almost cover my surprise vet visit this week.

Stop eating the damned Poinsettias, you imbecile!
2012-12-10 06:40:03 PM  
1 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: /Anyway, Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie


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Ricky laughs at your naïveté.
2012-12-10 05:49:35 PM  
1 votes:

StrandedInAZ: big pig peaches: So what is the best sight to get Broadway show tickets?

I don't know if it's the best site for show tickets, but I use Stub Hub for most of my sporting event tickets. I know they sell show tickets, too.

When I'm in NYC I just stand in line (since it's NYC, I should say on line) and get my tickets in Times Square. If you're already hanging around the city, you can also go to the theater where your show is playing. I saw Chicago with Bebe Neuwirth (first row!) that way. I went to the theater the day of the show and got the seats for half price.

The worst way to buy show tickets? Click on a Google ad!


-1, Hipster.
2012-12-10 05:46:17 PM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: WTF is "Elf"?

I should write to the Consumerist. There's an online game I play. I just sold an $85 million weapon to someone for $500 because I farked up. I meant to put it on the market for 500 fuel not $500. Fuel sells for about $10 million - would have been quite a deal if someone had paid that much, but I sold it for $500!

Argh! OH well - it should be fun to see what the guy does with it. He's level 6. I'm level 800-something. My mistake - fair deal. I sold it for $500. he'd just better spill some blood with it.


You sound like a geek.
2012-12-10 05:44:38 PM  
1 votes:

hej: Found this little gem after this thread reminded me to look at the Consumerist homepage.

http://consumerist.com/2012/12/10/dont-bother-subways-sandwich-artis ts -right-before-closing-or-youll-end-up-with-this-mess/


That isn't mayo....
2012-12-10 05:40:56 PM  
1 votes:

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: had98c: Ahh the typical Consumerist article that can be summed up quite simply "Caveat emptor, dolticus"

/I can't criticize his wife's taste in movies, my fav movie of all time is Real Men.

Mine is Gigli

/Game on DOMINOES, motherfarker

2012-12-10 05:39:06 PM  
1 votes:
Seattle people problems....
2012-12-10 05:37:59 PM  
1 votes:

Happy Hours: He's level 6. I'm level 800-something


Kill him and take it back :)
2012-12-10 05:16:45 PM  
1 votes:

hej: Found this little gem after this thread reminded me to look at the Consumerist homepage.

http://consumerist.com/2012/12/10/dont-bother-subways-sandwich-artis ts -right-before-closing-or-youll-end-up-with-this-mess/


As someone who despises mayo, that picture almost made me throw up.
2012-12-10 05:16:39 PM  
1 votes:

had98c: Ahh the typical Consumerist article that can be summed up quite simply "Caveat emptor, dolticus"

/I can't criticize his wife's taste in movies, my fav movie of all time is Real Men.


Mine is Gigli

/Game on, motherfarker
2012-12-10 05:09:07 PM  
1 votes:
Roger Waters THE WALL was playing in our city. My friends girlfriend told me she'd buy our tickets and I'd just have to pay her back.

$100 bucks on Ticketmaster got you floor seats at the KFC Yum! Center

She bought $97 tickets.

We sat 2 seats from the very last row, ZZ, on the third tier. Those tickets were like $30 bucks.

Never again...
2012-12-10 05:03:14 PM  
1 votes:
Dear Consumerist:

I am stupid and entitled, and don't wish to bear the consequences of my greed and/or poor judgement. Please browbeat this retailer into absorbing the cost of my own idiocy.

Sincerely,

Every Person Who Has Ever Written To Consumerist
2012-12-10 05:00:02 PM  
1 votes:
If you have enough money to even consider paying that much for tickets to elf, you deserve to have to pay that much.
2012-12-10 04:59:55 PM  
1 votes:
I really wish they'd re-ad comments to that site so I could ridicule their posters again.
2012-12-10 04:57:35 PM  
1 votes:
"I have been trusting Google"

There's your problem.
2012-12-10 04:55:43 PM  
1 votes:
I would pay $390 to be guaranteed I would never have to sit through a theatrical musical version of Elf.

/Dr Zaius Dr Zaius Dr ZaiusDr Zaius Dr ZaiusDr Zaius o-o-Dr Zaius
2012-12-10 04:55:06 PM  
1 votes:

Quasar: That's not even a good Christmas movie. Hell, that not even a good Wil Ferrel movie.


There is no good Will Ferrell movie appearance in anything ever.
His best performance was Megamind.
2012-12-10 04:53:36 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: My wife's favorite movie is Elf, after hearing they had a musical and it was being shown in my area I decided to look into getting tickets.

My wife's favorite movie is Elf

My wife's favorite movie is Elf

My wife's favorite movie is Elf


My wife's favorite movie is Alf.
2012-12-10 04:52:57 PM  
1 votes:
Ahh the typical Consumerist article that can be summed up quite simply "Caveat emptor, dolticus"

/I can't criticize his wife's taste in movies, my fav movie of all time is Real Men.
2012-12-10 03:56:27 PM  
1 votes:
If you're concerned enough to e-mail consumerist, shouldn't you have been concerned enough to click a few more links to do some price comparison prior to buying?
2012-12-10 03:54:56 PM  
1 votes:
I'd gladly pay $390 to see Elf today.
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2012-12-10 02:37:49 PM  
1 votes:

Jackson Herring: Submitter was so eager to get involved in the "consumerist bad" circlejerk, they didn't even read the article.


It's not a circlejerk if it's true.

It's an awesome gangbang.
2012-12-10 02:20:39 PM  
1 votes:
Submitter was so eager to get involved in the "consumerist bad" circlejerk, they didn't even read the article.
 
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